Who’s who on the HCP Board

Professor Mike Thorne CBE
Independent chair

Mike is the former Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, having retired in March 2016 from the post he had served in since 2007.

During his time at Anglia Ruskin University, he founded the Postgraduate Medical Institute which led to the ground breaking and highly successful establishment last year of the Anglia Ruskin University’s Medical School at its Chelmsford campus.

Prior to that Mike was Vice Chancellor at the University of East London for five years and has been a chair and member of a number of government committees

Anthony McKeever
Partnership Executive Lead and Joint Accountable Officer for mid and south Essex CCGs.

Anthony has considerable experience in a variety of very senior NHS and non-NHS roles including as Chief Executive of several hospitals and most recently as Director General of Health & Community Services in the States of Jersey.

Clare Panniker
CEO Mid and South Essex Hospitals Group and senior responsible officer for hospital changes programme

Claire Hankey
HCP Director of communications and engagement

Mark Heasman
Group Chief Executive of Provide.

Professor Sheila Salmon
Chair, Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust

Simon Leftley
Deputy Chief Executive Southend Borough Council

Peter Fairley
Director of Partnership, Essex County Council

Kim James
Chief Operating Officer, Healthwatch Thurrock

Chris Gasper
Chair, Service User Advisory Group

Jo Cripps
Programme Director

Paul Scott
Executive director EPUT

Stephanie Dawe
Chief Nurse and Chief Operating Officer to Provide.

Dr Donald McGeachy
Medical Director, CC Joint Committee, Joint Chair, STP Clinical Cabinet

Roger Harris
Corporate Director of Adults, Housing and Health, Thurrock Council

Samantha Glover
CEO Healthwatch Essex

Jean Broadbent
Chief Office, Healthwatch Southend

Dr Brian Balmer
Chief Executive, Local Medical Committee (LMC)